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Nearly half of aluminium packaging still isn't recycled
Four steps towards achieving 100% recycling
Despite being the most valuable recyclable material householders commonly throw away, nearly half of aluminium packaging still isn’t being recycled. As Michael Gove overhauls England’s recycling system, the public focus has mainly been on plastic, but our new report shows that reforms could also make sure nearly all waste aluminium packaging is recovered.
Closing the loop: four steps towards 100% aluminium recycling
New routes to land decarbonisation
How cutting carbon could provide new income for farmers
Our new report outlines how the Natural Infrastructure Scheme (NIS) concept, developed with the National Trust, could be used to achieve land based carbon reductions via funding from carbon credits. It would not only contribute to meeting UK carbon targets but also provide a source of top up funding to make marginal schemes more viable.
New routes to decarbonise land use with Natural Infrastructure Schemes
The future is local
Recognising the value of community energy
From rooftop and community solar to electric vehicles and heat pumps, the UK’s low carbon transition is driving change. One study estimates that 11 million households in the country could be producing or storing energy by 2030, compared to under a million today. The future energy system is changing and our new report Community Energy 2.0
outlines the role local energy ownership will play.
It is accompanied by a Community energy manifesto, signed by twenty community energy and affiliated groups from across the UK. Read it here
Photo of Banister House Solar, Repowering London
Cut heat demand by 40%
A one-step approach to net zero energy homes